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WSD2017|Storm Clouds
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers

Hong Kong

Man-Tung Tsang

Storm Clouds

Selected Category: Set Design

Category: Set Design

Design Statement

Dance drama “Storm Clouds”, adapted from a hugely popular Hong Kong comic which published over 25 years, is a phenomenal show combining dance, drama and martial arts; a fierce battle between hero “Cloud” and “Storm”, the ethereal dance movements of heroine “Hung Chi”, a complex love triangle and enthralling dance left audiences wowed.

Storm Clouds sets the story on an innovative stage that utilizes digital imagery, a gleaming pool of water, sophisticated lighting and stunning music score to reconstruct the comic realm and offer audiences great visual pleasure.

“This multi-dimensional stage has minimalist background, an obliquely hung cracked “white screen”, which has triple symbolism and functions: it is a piece of white paper (coherent to original comic); when lights projected on the stage, it becomes a mirror, revealed the theme about the fate of innocent beings. It also well-served as a projection screen. A long, narrow pool in the front end of the stage, with a stone in it, is where the battlefield lies.


Man-Tung Tsang

Tsang graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor (Honours) Degree, he was a special research fellow of Yale School of Drama in the Year of 2010/11. Tsang has received numerous awards including Best Set Design, Best Costume Design and Best Make-up and Image Design from the Hong Kong Drama Award; the Award for Best Artist (Theatre)(2007/08) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards; Honorable Mention for Set Design from the World Stage Design (2009) and Huang He Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council (2009). Tsang also received Hong Kong Dance Award for Outstanding Design for Dance (2012 & 2016). Besides, he is one of the awardees of “Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme” in 2015 for his contributions on the development of arts and culture.
Tsang was invited to hold his unique workshops White Paper Workshop and ScenoZen at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011 & 2015 respectively. He presented Disjunctive-coding Exhibition in 2002 and published his first book on Hong Kong contemporary stage design entitled Scenography: Transcend to the Beyond in 2007. Tsang is presently an examiner (Drama) of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and a panel member of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Tsang is also a musician in sacred Himalayan singing bowls, has numerous public performances in past years.

Email Address: scenolab@gmail.com

Theatre Company Hong Kong Dance Company

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-12-12

The Premiere Space of Production Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Author Wing-shing Ma

Director/ Choreographer Yun-tao Yang

Set Designer Man-tung Tsang

Lighting Designer Tsz-yan Yeung

Costume Designer Eddy Mok

Sound Designer Che-yi Lee, Sai-ho Choi

Projection and Multi-Media Designer John Wong

Other Creative Collaborator/s Script Adaptation: Chun-tung Sin